Managing Meltdowns

Meltdowns, freak outs, tantrums… big emotions can be a normal part of childhood and beyond. Learning where these emotions come from, how to regulate them, and how to help children regulate them can dramatically improve their lives and yours. In this workshop I will discuss children’s brains, how the brain works under stress, the function and anatomy of emotions and trauma informed approaches to help children navigate the big emotions they experience. You may also learn a little more about your own emotional experiences and how to better regulate them and improve your relationships.

Our speaker: Dr. Sean Larsen has a PhD from University of Victoria in Counselling Psychology and has worked in the area of child, youth and family mental health for the past two decades. He has spoken nationally on anxiety, trauma, sleep, intense behaviours in childhood and suicide risk assessment and risk management. Sean has worked in a variety of mental health settings including hospitals, youth corrections centers, crisis text services and out-patient mental health centers. Sean and his family live in Rossland BC as settlers on the traditional unceded territory of the Sinixt peoples and spends his spare time biking, skiing and playing in the mountains.